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Vol. 16 Issue 1
Vol. 16 Issue 1
Belt Line A Publication of NIBA – The Belting Association
Belt Line
A Publication of NIBA – The Belting Association

NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit September 27-30, 2017 • Hollywood, FL

By Brian Schachner, 2017-18 Program Chair, Vaughn Belting Company, Inc.

T his year’s convention in beautiful Hollywood, FL will be a unique experience for all attendees. We will be having our first ever NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit.

The event is being held at The Diplomat Beach Resort and features a completely renovated bar and gathering space as well as a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean.

This year’s theme is “Powering Thoughts / Conveying Ideas”. Whether you are a veteran attendee or plan on making this your first convention, this year is a wonderful opportunity to expand your existing network of business partners. We anticipate approximately 472 NIBA distributors and manufacturers combined with 573 PTDA distributors and manufacturers to give all of our members a convention they won’t forget.

Thursday morning will kick off the networking part of the event with both organizations participating in a golf outing that will start at 9:00 am with a shotgun start. We will also have a tour available for those who want to experience Florida’s Everglades. There will be buses to pick up and return everyone from both events. If neither of these things are your cup of tea, sitting by the pool enjoying the South Florida sun is always a great option.

There will be several events taking place before our opening reception. There is a WITI (Women In The Industry) happy hour at 5:00 pm. We will have a spouse/companion reception from 6:00-7:00 pm. Also, NIBA and PTDA will have their First Timer/New Member gathering in separate locations from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Thursday evening we will officially open the convention with drinks and dinner in the Grand Ballroom. With an expected attendance of over 1,000 people you are sure to see many familiar faces and also have the chance to meet many new ones. Enjoy the chance to start building new relationships with your fellow NIBA members as we interact with our PTDA associates. The evening will end for many of us after

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this gathering, but it will only be getting started for our Next- Gen members who will be having an after party to network with other emerging leaders from PTDA.

Our day starts early on Friday. We will have our annual Town Hall meeting starting at 7:00 am. This will be followed by a joint breakfast with PTDA and move right into opening remarks from both organizations. We will have a change this year in the overall format of the business session. It is called IML, which stands for Inspire, Motivate and Lead. There will be three speakers that give us a short 15 minute introduction of themselves and then you will be able to choose two of them in the afternoon for a more in depth session. We are very fortunate to have scheduled these very dynamic people to participate in this event.

Dr. Alan Beaulieu is one of the country’s most informed economists. Since 1990 he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business

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Visit to the White House

6737 W Washington St, Suite 4210, Milwaukee, WI 53214 • 414.389.8606 • FAX 414.276.7704 • www.niba.org

Vernon Smith, 2017-18 NIBA President NIBA’s logo, videos, written materials, etc., are proprietary material. Please

Vernon Smith, 2017-18 NIBA President

Vernon Smith, 2017-18 NIBA President NIBA’s logo, videos, written materials, etc., are proprietary material. Please

NIBA’s logo, videos, written materials, etc., are proprietary material. Please submit a written request to NIBA Headquarters to receive permission for use in web sites, catalogs, promotional materials, etc. All articles in the Belt Line may be reprinted with prior written approval from NIBA.

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Letter from the President

2 017 is and will be quite a year for NIBA as we will be celebrating 90 years as an organization! For a nonprofit volunteer organization to survive all the turmoil over the past 90 years is an accomplishment that all NIBA should be

proud of. The support and compassion of NIBA members past and current should be acknowledged as one of the key factors in the longevity of our organization.

The NIBA committees are challenged this year with two goals. The first is implementation of last year’s strategic plan, which is underway. Goals have been defined and delegated to each committee.

The second and most immediate project for each committee is working with the NIBA/PTDA task force to put together a great joint convention this fall. The NIBA/ PTDA Joint Summit will be double the size in attendees, over 200 exhibitors at the Joint MD-IDEX Expo, three keynote speakers and much more. This will be a new and very exciting experience for all NIBA members. All of NIBA owes the 50+ volunteers who do the committee work a very big thank you for a job well done and the unselfish dedication to the organization. The Program Committee is very heavily involved with the Joint Industry Summit. This group has been working with PTDA tirelessly since we left Indianapolis on the joint task force to put together the best convention yet.

Let’s not forget about the new website! It is a huge upgrade from the previous website. The implementation of the website a few months ago was the result of several months of tedious work from our Marketing Committee.

Our technical training continues to sell out and always very highly rated. There are plans for more and even new trainings. This is exciting news for all our members. Congratulations to the Edu/Tech Committee and all the volunteer trainers!

The Products/Services Committee is taking a look at all the products currently being offered and determining the value of certain programs. Expect to hear new exciting things from this creative group.

Our Membership Committee is being very aggressive in implementing new ideas to encourage new members and maintain more current members. Their efforts are starting to show through our renewals and acquisitions. The amount of renewed members is ahead of last year and applications for new members are being received monthly.

I am proud and honored to be a part of these exciting times for NIBA!

See you in Hollywood!

part of these exciting times for NIBA! See you in Hollywood! Vernon Smith NIBA 2017-18 President

Vernon Smith NIBA 2017-18 President Universal Belting Resource

2017 NIBA Membership

248 Members

• 129 Distributor/Fabricator

• 107 Manufacturer

• 12 Affiliate

Down 4.2% from this point last year.

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cycle trend analysis. He has penned numerous articles on economic analysis and has written several books. He makes about 90 appearances each year and his keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends. His events are always highly attended by PTDA members.

Molly Fletcher is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by a news organization and has represented hundreds of big name athletes. These include Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA tour golfer Matt Kutcher and broadcaster Erin Andrews. She has been featured on ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated and has energized organizations as diverse as AT&T, Bank of America, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, and Home Depot. She is a true trailblazer in every sense of the word and will give an energizing presentation.

John O’Leary is an inspirational speaker that is sure to deliver an emotional and well placed message. He has lived through worse things than most people can imagine. Having been involved in an explosion that left 100% of his body burned, he overcame unbeatable odds not only to live but as an inspiration to all who meet him. He spent five months in the hospital, underwent dozens of surgeries, lost all of his fingers to amputation, and had to re-learn to walk, write, and feed himself. He endured, persevered and survived - largely because others emerged, served and inspired. He now lives to share the life-giving lessons from his story in hope that he can Spark! the extraordinary possibility of your own story. John says “You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk.”

Each of these individuals are very talented and you will not be disappointed.

MANUFACTURERS HOSPITALITY NIGHT EVENTS

If your company is planning a Manufacturers Hospitality Night event, contact the hotel representative directly to make arrangements now:

Gabrielle Wellner, Event Manager Phone: 954-602-8532 gabrielle.wellner@diplomatresort.com

HOTEL RESERVATIONS The Diplomat Beach Resort 3555 South Ocean Drive Hollywood, Florida, 33019 Visit
HOTEL RESERVATIONS
The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida, 33019
Visit http://niba.org/events/2017convention/ or call
for reservations: 855-689-2911
Mention the NIBA to receive the discounted rate:
Room rate is $249/night (plus taxes), with no resort fee.
Included in your room rate:
• Guestroom Internet
• Beach Chaise Lounges (1 per registered guest, max 4)
• Non-Motorized Water Sports
• Two Bottles of Water upon Arrival
• 1 Group Fitness Class Per Day
• Transportation to/from Golf Location
• Local & Toll-Free Calls
Note: this discounted room rate is for ‘run of house’,
meaning the hotel places guest into whatever room
type is available at check-in. To guarantee a specific
room type or view, higher costs apply. All can be
viewed on the booking link.

As part of the changed format this year, we will have a separate lunch from PTDA where we will handle the annual business meeting. This will have the usual items of interest that we typically do before our keynote speaker, but will be conducted while lunch is served.

The spouse /companions will have daily Yoga offered from 10:00-11:00 am. They will be having a wine tasting on Friday from 3:30-5:00 pm. Saturday is designated as the spouse/ companion pool & beach day. The Diplomat also has a Spa and Workout room for those who want to relax and/or exercise.

Friday evening is the Manufacturers hospitality events. We anticipate our manufacturers from both organizations will see a lot of foot traffic and all members will be afforded lots of time to network and get to know each other.

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Saturday is the much anticipated Joint MD-IDEX/Expo. Because of the large number of attendees, we are expecting to have approximately 210 exhibitors. We will incorporate the best of both organizations in how we go about business. The expo will be from 8:30 am-3:00 pm. The morning part of this (8:30 am-12:00 pm) will have scheduled meetings by appointment only for members who choose to do so. It will still be open for everyone to walk around and visit as usual for those who don’t set up appointments. After 12:00 pm the whole event will be the expo as we are accustomed to. This will be a wonderful opportunity for both organizations to see how each group does what is always the top rated event of our conferences.

To close things out on Saturday evening we will have a “Havana Nights” reception. Drinks will be served by the pool from 6:00-7:00 pm where you can once again enjoy the wonderful view of the light blue Atlantic Ocean as you mingle with you peers. This will be followed by dinner and entertainment in the ballroom. There will be a live band, cigar rolling, and a picture station. Plan to wear your most festive “Havana” attire and say goodbye to old friends as well as the new ones you met this year. South Florida in late September… couldn’t get much better than that. Please join us for a great conference that will be “Powering Thoughts. Conveying Ideas”.

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 Friday, September 29th, 2017 Morning: Committee Chairmen and
SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
Friday, September 29th, 2017
Morning: Committee Chairmen and Executive meeting.
Morning: Town Hall; Opening Session/Speakers;
Business Meeting
Afternoon: Volunteer Recognition Lunch
followed by Committee meetings
Afternoon: Lunch; Deeper-Dive Sessions;
Tours/Activities
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Evening: Manufacturers Hospitality Night
Morning: Golf Outing
Saturday, September 30th, 2017
Afternoon: Director at Large Orientation
Evening: RECEPTIONS: 5pm Women-In-The-Industry
(WITI) Happy Hour; 6pm First Timer/New Member;
7pm Welcome Reception
Morning/Afternoon: MD-IDEX/Expo
(scheduled appointments in the morning)
Evening: 6pm Closing Reception
Late Night: Next Gen After Party
Sunday, October 1st, 2017
Morning: Board of Directors Meeting
Details will be continuously updated on NIBAPTDA.org as they are available

New P.A.S.S. Posters Coming Your Way!

A ll member locations (including branch locations) will be receiving a tube in the mail containing the new P.A.S.S Posters. P.A.S.S. stands for Products And Service Savings – the poster depicts a dozen opportunities members have to take

advantage of the benefits available to them through a variety of products, services and discounts. When you receive the tube, please proudly display these posters in areas for your employees to see what is available to them through your NIBA membership. If you need more copies or prefer a smaller size to distribute to your employees, please contact the NIBA office: staff@niba.org / 414-389-8606.

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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit FAQs

I n 2017, NIBA—The Belting Association and the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) will be combining all that’s best about the NIBA Annual Convention and the PTDA Industry Summit into a new joint event. The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be held September 27-30 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Fla. Volunteers from NIBA and PTDA are working to create a truly unique networking and education event for members, with much more information being made available through 2017. Both associations previewed the joint event at their 2016 meetings, generating much excitement as well as a few questions.

Who is NIBA – The Belting Association? Founded in 1927, NIBA—The Belting Association is an international-based trade association representing 148 distributor/fabricator companies and 130 additional manufacturing-based companies that produce belting and components and supply the conveyor belting industry. Eighty percent of the members are based in the United States and the remaining twenty percent are found in over 25 countries throughout the world.

Who is PTDA? Founded in 1960, the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) is a U.S.-based trade association representing 185 power transmission/motion control (PT/MC) distributor firms that generate more than $16 billion in sales and span 3,400 locations in the United States and 11 other countries as well as almost 190 manufacturers that supply the PT/MC industry.

Why are NIBA and PTDA holding a joint meeting? Both associations wanted to create a meeting that would enrich networking opportunities, enhance educational content and reduce multiple meeting costs for members who might be attending both conferences.

Are NIBA and PTDA merging? No, the two associations are not merging.

Is every year going to be a NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit moving forward or will NIBA plan future joint events with other trade associations? At this moment, the 2017 Joint Industry Summit is the only one planned. If this Joint Industry Summit is successful, another joint meeting might be considered in the future.

How much of the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be “joint” versus “co-located?” The majority of the functions of the event will be attended by members of both associations. This includes all of the networking events as well as the IML (Inspire. Motivate. Lead.) Talks and Deeper Dives. Each association will host its own governance meetings (including the annual business meetings) and the first timer/new member receptions.

How will each association’s signature events—NIBA’s Expo and PTDA’s MD-IDEX—be merged for this Joint Industry Summit? Exhibitors in the combined Joint MD-IDEX/Expo will have a double-wide booth. Every booth will have a meeting space and a product demonstration space. The Joint MD-IDEX/Expo will be open from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm with a portion of the day dedicated to MD-IDEX appointments. Each association’s members have been curious about the other’s signature events. This provides everyone with the opportunity to see how the other works.

What will be different about this Joint Industry Summit as compared to NIBA’s traditional Convention? The majority of the joint event parallels NIBA’s traditional Convention format, but instead of one opening keynote presentation following the business session, there will be a series of three short segments as introductions to the Deeper Dive sessions that will be conducted (and repeated) on Friday afternoon. The hours of the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo are almost twice as long as NIBA’s Expo has been in the past. This allows all involved the opportunity to participate in the pre-scheduled appointments available in the morning hours.

How many people do you expect? We anticipate registrations from more than 1,000 delegates (employees of each association’s member companies) and 200 spouses/ companions, guests and others for a total attendance of around 1,200.

With so many people, how will I be able to meet with the people I want to see? One of the advantages of the size of the Joint Industry Summit is that we will be the only event at The Diplomat Beach Resort at that time. Every person at the hotel will be with the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit, so you can be sure that everyone you see will be a potential connection. You will also be able to access the attendee list in advance to set up a meeting time and location with those you might wish to see outside of the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo.

How will I know who is a member of each association? The name badges will include each attendee’s association affiliation.

How can my company stand out as a sponsor? Sponsorship opportunities have been designed to afford equal availability for members from each association. Sponsorships reservations will be accepted beginning on March 1, 2017, at 10:00 am Central.

Hotel reservations may now be made at The Diplomat Beach Resort. Visit niba.org/events/2017Convention for more information and to reserve your room now. Registration for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will open May 1, 2017.

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A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association

How to Select Conveyor Belt

By Al Bonneau, Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions

By Al Bonneau, Fenner Dunlop Engineered Conveyor Solutions S electing the proper conveyor belt for today’s

S electing the proper conveyor belt for today’s challenging

industrial needs has become much easier with the

help of modern software. Computer programs, such as

Belt Wizard and Belt Analyst have been designed so system information can be entered to produce a quick and accurate belt calculation. These programs use CEMA standards in addition to belt manufacturers’ data to design the best solution. Since similar conveyor belts are used in a wide variety of conditions, an extensive range of criteria must be evaluated to avoid potentially costly mistakes. The use of both CEMA and manufacturers’ recommendations must be considered to ensure the best possible service life and return on investment for conveying systems.

service life and return on investment for conveying systems. The selection of proper conveyor belt construction

The selection of proper conveyor belt construction is based on very specific conveyor design elements. Each conveyor system’s unique criteria must be studied. This will result in offering the best possible match for ultimate serviceability.

Some belt calculation methods, such as horsepower calculations, can offer a quick estimate on effective tensions of a system. However, that does not provide enough information

to create a proper engineered assessment.

influences that affect the overall system and the subsequent belt design. Taking all of these conditions into consideration will allow for the best belt construction to be chosen. The following information needs to be considered when selecting

the correct conveyor belt.

There are many

1. Maximum Operating Tension

2. Cover Requirements

3. Troughability &Transverse Rigidity

4. Load Support

5. Minimum Pulley Diameters

6. Impact Rating

Refer to Belt manufacturer’s brochures for guidelines on the items listed above.

Maximum Operating Tension = (PIW):

Maximum operating tension is characterized in terms of pounds per inch of width and should closely match the manufacturer’s PIW rating for working strength of the belt under consideration.

Example; a 2ply/220 has two layers of a 110 lb. fabric with a

a 2ply/220 has two layers of a 110 lb. fabric with a 10:1 safety factor which

10:1 safety factor which produces 2,200 pounds per inch of tensile strength. The (Te) Effective Tension can be derived from knowledge of motor horsepower and belt speed as follows:

Conveyor Belt Selection Example:

An operator needs to replace a 48” belt operating at 400 feet per minute using a 500 hp motor to convey gravel from a crusher to waiting barges 750 feet away. The drive pulley is lagged and the wrap angle is 210 degrees (as is typical with a snub pulley installation) and the conveyor employs an automatic TU (Take Up). Select a belt based on these criteria.

Answer: The wrap factor, Cw is 0.38 based on the information provided. Therefore the Maximum Operating Tension is (33,000 x (1 + 0.38) x 500)/(400 x 48) or 1,186 Pounds per Inch Width (PIW). The application is above ground and falls within the tension rating for standard belt. The abrasiveness of the material warrants a 1/4 inch top cover, 3/32 inch bottom cover using the grade II compound. The length of the belt will be dictated by the existing conveyor.

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How to Select Conveyor Belt continued from previous page

Covers:

Selecting the correct cover compound and thickness greatly depends on several factors, such as the type, size and temperature of material being conveyed. Other consideration for environment and government regulations must be met. The chart below offers recommended guidelines regarding appropriate cover gauges based on known abrasive materials.

appropriate cover gauges based on known abrasive materials. Select the cover thickness based on the type

Select the cover thickness based on the type of material to be conveyed.

Troughability, Transverse Rigidity:

Transverse Flexibility is another very important characteristic that should be considered when selecting a suitable conveyor belt. The belt will need to make acceptable contact with all three

canisters of the troughing idler while empty. A higher PIW rating or an increase in the number of plies will create a more rigid belt that will not be functional in narrow widths. Consult belt manufacturer’s guideline for recommended troughability for maximum and minimum widths.

Incorrect Correct
Incorrect
Correct
for maximum and minimum widths. Incorrect Correct Load Support: Load Support is defined as how well
for maximum and minimum widths. Incorrect Correct Load Support: Load Support is defined as how well

Load Support:

Load Support is defined as how well a belt responds to the degree of trough

angle and weight of materials being conveyed.

Without the proper stiffness to support the load, a belt can be drawn into the idler cap. This

reaction will create idler junction failure, causing the belt to separate between plies throughout the length of belt. Consult the belt manufacturer’s guidelines for proper load support per belt specifications. It is important to know the density of materials when referencing this information.

Minimum Pulley Diameter:

when referencing this information. Minimum Pulley Diameter: The minimum pulley diameter is the next primary

The minimum pulley diameter is the next primary consideration in selecting the proper conveyor belt. It is most important to know all the pulley sizes that the belt will wrap around under tension. For example, a greater numbers of plies requires a larger pulley diameter to accommodate the increased fabric stiffness to flex the combined plies correctly. The inter ply will compress and the outer ply will stretch. If the pulley is too small to allow the plies to flex properly, it will lead to ply separation for multi ply belts.

Impact Rating:

The impact of materials based on weight, size and drop height dictates what type of carcass and cover rubber to use in a specific application. Belt manufacturers offer a variety of carcass designs and rubber compounds to help reduce the amount of damage found in challenging applications such as primary and secondary crusher applications. Consult your belting manufacturer for the best possible solution available.

Check with your conveyor belt manufacturer to receive guidance on selecting the proper conveyor belt to ensure the safest, longest lasting solution.

J R Swartwout Affiliate Primary Contact: Jim Swartwout 521 N. Irena AV Suite B Redondo Beach, CA 90277 USA Phone: 310-722-6303 Email: jrswartwout@gmail.com

Welcome New Members!

NIPL Engineering Component Manufacturer Primary Contact: Rohan Prabhaker 90 Pantheon Rd Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600008 India Phone: +91 44 4214-5017 www.nilosindia.com Email: rohan.prabhaker@nilosindia.com

R.J. Tricon Co., LLC Distributor/Fabricator Primary Contact: Eric Groh 908 Shrewsbury Rd New Orleans, LA 70121 United States Phone: 504-836-0573 www.rjtricon.com Email: eric.groh@rjtricon.com

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Your Support Continues to Enhance the Scholarship Program By

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Your Support Continues to Enhance the Scholarship Program

By the Products & Services Committee Scholarship Committee

Scholarship

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Memorial

6

awarded at

9

awarded at

12 awarded at

12 awarded at

12 awarded at

10 awarded at

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

$2,000

$2,000

Presidential

2

awarded at

3

awarded at

6 awarded at

6 awarded at

6 awarded at

6 awarded at

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

$4,000

Total Number Awarded

8

12

18

18

18

16

Total Value Awarded

$17,000

$25,500

$42,000

$42,000

$48,000

$44,000

G enerosity to benefit the welfare of others is a readily accepted precept of NIBA Companies and their employees. For years, contributions to the NIBA Scholarship fund have flowed into the organization and right back out to centers of higher learning for the benefit of the next generation of entrepreneurs, health care providers, teachers, scientists and

leaders. The quality of the applicants applying for our scholarships is matched only by the willingness of NIBA members to give to the cause.

NIBA’s Products & Services Committee is tasked each year with awarding the scholarship funds to eligible and worthy applicants. The accomplishments past, and goals of the future for our applicants truly honor the awards they receive.

To continue this worthwhile program, fundraising programs are in place to recognize contributors annually & cumulatively

Annual Go For The Gold Program:

This program recognizes companies who contribute to the scholarship fund at one of three levels

Contributing companies are recognized at the Annual Convention, and in the Belt Line. They also receive a Go for the Gold ribbon with name badges for all company representatives at the convention. (See page 11 for 2017 Go for the Gold companies.)

(See page 11 for 2017 Go for the Gold companies.) Level Contribution That Year Gold Level

Level

Contribution That Year

Gold Level

$800+

Silver Level

$400-799

Bronze Level

Up to $399

President’s Club Program:

The President’s Club program recognizes cumulative donations to the scholarship funds including the Go For the Gold and the purchase of raffle tickets. Once cumulative donations reach $1,500, the member company will be inducted into the President’s Club, and have the opportunity to reach one of three Gem levels.

Level

Cumulative Contribution

Diamond Level

Cumulatively $7,500+

Emerald Level

Cumulatively $5,000 – 7,499

Ruby Level

Cumulatively $2,500 – 4,999

Presidents Club members are recognized in the Belt Line, on NIBA’s website and at our Convention. You will also receive gems on your name badges at the convention.

For more information, or to contribute to the scholarship funds, contact the NIBA office at 414-389-8606. Thank you for your support.

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Realize your Dreams Apply now for the available NIBA

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Realize your Dreams

Apply now for the available NIBA scholarships:

Memorial Scholarship

(eight scholarships available; $2,000 each) Winners Announced in April!

Presidential Scholarship

(five scholarships available; $4,000 each) Application due May 1

As a member of NIBA – The Belting Association, As a member of NIBA –
As a member of NIBA – The Belting Association,
As a member of NIBA – The Belting Association,
As a member of NIBA – The Belting Association,
we are pleased to offer you and your children
we are pleased to offer you and your children
we are pleased to offer you and your children the
opportunity to apply for one of three different
the opportunity to apply for one of two differ-
the opportunity to apply for one of two
scholarships from NIBA.
ent scholarships from NIBA. All two scholar-
different scholarships from NIBA. Both
All three scholarships have been established to
ships have been established to honor the
scholarships have been established to
honor the memory of past officers, directors,
memory of past officers, directors, and
honor the memory of past officers,
and committee members for their strong
directors, and committee members
committee members for their strong
leadership and dedication to the NIBA
for their strong leadership and
leadership and dedication to the
organization. Eligibility criteria varies per
dedication to the NIBA organization.
NIBA organization. Eligibility criteria
scholarship, but many are looking for
varies by scholarship, but many are
Eligibility criteria varies by scholarship,
applicants with a history of active participation
but many are looking for applicants with
looking for applicants with a history of
in school, community, and/or church, especially
in leadership roles. NIBA scholarships allow
active participation in school, communi-
a history of active participation in school,
us to honor these past influential members by
ty, and/or church, especially in leadership
community, and/or church, especially in
awarding scholarship opportunities to individuals who
roles. NIBA scholarships allow us to honor
leadership roles. NIBA scholarships allow
want to continue to make a difference in the lives of others
these past influential members by awarding
us to honor these past influential members by
with which they have contact.
awarding scholarship opportunities to individuals
scholarship opportunities to individuals who want
who want to continue to make a difference in the
to continue to make a difference in the
See eligibility criteria at www.niba.org
lives of others with which they have contact.
lives of others with which they have contact.
have contact. lives of others with which they have contact. For Details and to Apply Online
have contact. lives of others with which they have contact. For Details and to Apply Online
have contact. lives of others with which they have contact. For Details and to Apply Online

For Details and to Apply Online visit:

For Details and to Apply Online visit:

For Details and Application information visit:

www.niba.org

www.niba.org/scholarship

www.niba.org/scholarships

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2017 NIBA Scholarships Available Now

By Bo Fisher, 2017-18 Products & Services Committee Scholarship Sub-Chair, Maxi-Lift Inc

Y ear after Year, family members from NIBA companies are rewarded with financial scholarships thanks to the generous support of NIBA member companies, and

the individuals they employ. 2017 is no exception, featuring a total of thirteen scholarships for eligible candidates to help offset the costs of college education.

Presidential Scholarships The NIBA Presidential Scholarship gives five awards valued at $4,000 each to deserving candidates pursuing their educational goals at a two or four year college or university. This scholarship is named in honor of the NIBA past Presidents who have dedicated so much time and energy building NIBA into the great organization it is.

Applicants will be assessed on academics, leadership, community and volunteer service and the all- important essay. This scholarship is open to children of Distributor/Fabricator members. The application can be submitted online at www. niba.org/scholarships/Presidential

Memorial Scholarships NIBA’s Memorial Scholarship awards eight scholarships valued at $2,000 each in memory of NIBA members for their dedication to the organization. Candidates should be attending/ planning to attend a two or four-year college or university.

Memorial Applicants will be graded on involvement in community, church or school service. Leadership roles are also highly valued. A well-written essay is key to success in the application process. This scholarship is open to children of all NIBA members. Applications may be submitted online at www.niba.org/scholarships/Memorial

Rubber Ron Scholarships The “Rubber Ron” Roalson scholarship honors the memory of a great friend to NIBA thanks to the generosity of his family. This scholarship is awarded to selected participants in NIBA’s continuing education program for Heavy Weight belting.

Attention NIBA Delegate This benefit is for all your employees. Please pass the information on
Attention NIBA Delegate
This benefit is for all your
employees. Please pass
the information on the
next
page along to
your
H.R. department and post
it in a prominent
place for
your staff on the floor.
Thank You!

Be sure to promote the

NIBA Scholarships to your staff as one of the great benefits of our organization. If you have questions, please contact the NIBA office at 414-389-8606 or visit www.NIBA.org for more information.

NIBA TECHNICAL SEMINAR:

Vulcanized and Mechanical Heavyweight Splice Training

April 4-6, 2017 | Montgomery, AL

Do you have sales or belt shop personnel in need of maximizing their conveyor belt splicing knowledge?

Are you a conveyor operator who wants to optimize conveyor belt splicing?

NIBA has the solution for you with this splice training seminar.

Over three days, participants will be empowered to make the correct splicing choice as well as gain valuable installation knowledge through this hands-on, interactive seminar. Sales personnel will gain equity with their accounts. Belt shop technicians will gain value with their service. And operators will prolong belt life and minimize maintenance concerns.

Mike Cremeens, Almex Group

Dell Gutknecht, Reichel-Korfmann Co Inc

Dick McConnell, Flexco

Gary Dech, Almex Group

Co Inc Dick McConnell, Flexco Gary Dech, Almex Group REGISTER TODAY! Go to www.niba.org Plan now

REGISTER TODAY!

Go to www.niba.org

Plan now for your employees to attend this Heavyweight training opportunity.

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Go for the Gold! The following companies have contributed

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association

Go for the Gold!

The following companies have contributed to the NIBA Scholarship fund in 2017 Please support these companies for their generosity in support of NIBA’s scholarship fund!

Gold Sponsors

(Contribution of $800 or more)

AccuPad Inc

AFM Industries

American Biltrite

Ammeraal Beltech North America

Belt Power LLC

Beltservice Corporation

C B M srl

Chiorino Inc

ContiTech - NAFTA

Conveyor Accessories Inc

F. N. Sheppard & Co

Flexco

Forbo Siegling LLC

Industrial Supply Solutions Inc

Nashville Rubber & Gasket Co Inc

Passaic Rubber Company

Reichel-Korfmann Co Inc.

Shanghai YongLi Belting Co Ltd

Shaw Almex Industries

Silver Sponsors

(Contribution between $400-$799)

Accurate Industrial Inc.

AirBoss Engineered Product Inc

All-State Belting LLC

Apache Inc.

ASGCO - Complete Conveyor Solutions

Baldwin Supply Company

BEHA Innovation GmbH

Bullitt County Belting & Supply

Canadian Bearings Ltd

Derco B V

Friesen’s Inc-Conveying Solutions

Gates Mectrol Corp

Great Lakes Belting & Supply Corp

Habasit America

Midwest Rubber Service & Supply Co

P R C Industrial Supply

Power & Rubber Supply

Quality Belt Maintenance Ltd (QBM)

RGA - Rubber & Gasket Co of America

Scout Belting SA de CV

Snake River Supply Inc

Sparks Belting Company

Universal Belting Resource

Vaughn Belting Company Inc

WAGENER Schwelm GmbH & Co See 2017 Donation Form on the next page. Belt Line
WAGENER Schwelm GmbH & Co
See 2017 Donation Form
on the next page.
Belt Line – March 2017

Bronze Sponsors

(Contribution of $399 or below)

Aarubco Rubber Co

Applied Power Products Inc

BDI Belt Network

Belt Tech Industrial Inc

Coal Control Gesellschaft für Automation mbH

Conveyor Belt Service Inc.

Depreux (COBRA America)

Dunham Rubber & Belting Corporation

Dunlop Belting Products (Pty) Ltd

Equipment & Supply (W.I) Ltd

LewisGoetz

Maxi-Lift Inc

Megadyne Group Companies

Mulhern Belting Inc

Nitta Corporation of Holland

Novex Inc

Qingdao Huaxia Rubber Industry Co., Ltd.

Ram Belting Company Inc

Sampla Belting NA LLC- A Megadyne Group Company

Souhegan Wood Products Inc

Splawn Belting Inc

Stroup & Son Ltd

Virginia Carolina Belting

VIS USA LLC

Voss Belting & Specialty Company

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A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Annual Go for the GOLD! Each year, NIBA –

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association

Annual Go for the GOLD!

Each year, NIBA – The Belting Association awards educational scholarships to children of parents employed by NIBA member companies.

Show your commitment to education – contribute to the NIBA Scholarship Fund today!

Annual Go for the Gold

Highlight your collective company contributions at the Annual Convention.

Gold

2017-18 contribution of $800 or more

Each attendee will receive a gold ribbon on their name badge, and the company name and logo will be projected during the general session.Annual Convention. Gold 2017-18 contribution of $800 or more Silver 2017-18 contribution between $400-$799 Each attendee

Silver

2017-18 contribution between $400-$799

Each attendee will receive a silver ribbon on their name badge, and the company name will be projected during the general session.session. Silver 2017-18 contribution between $400-$799 Bronze 2017-18 contribution up to $399 Donation Amount Each

Bronze 2017-18 contribution up to $399

the general session. Bronze 2017-18 contribution up to $399 Donation Amount Each attendee will receive a

Donation Amount

Each attendee will receive a bronze ribbon on their name badge, and the company name will be projected during the general session.

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status.*

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would like to add enough to my current contribution to bring my total to $800 to reach Gold status for 2017-18.

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6737 W. Washington St., Ste, 4210 • Milwaukee, WI 53214

Phone: 414-389-8606 • Fax: 414-276-7704 •staff@niba.org

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A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Deadline for booth reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017 NIBA –The
A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Deadline for booth reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017 NIBA –The
A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Deadline for booth reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017 NIBA –The
A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association Deadline for booth reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017 NIBA –The
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Deadline for booth reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017

NIBA –The Belting Association and PTDA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) are coming together to offer you an opportunity to network and do business across more channels, enabling you to:

• Hold one-on-one business discussions with senior management of current and potential distributor partners

• Display your product to aid in your business discussions

• Meet face-to-face with multiple distributors in just a few hours

•

Build awareness of your products and your brands with both NIBA and PTDA distributor members

Whether you’re focused on touching base with current partners or expanding your distribution network, invest in your business by participating in the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo.

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association FAQs What’s the PTDA MD-IDEX? MD-IDEX, which is short

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FAQs

What’s the PTDA MD-IDEX?

MD-IDEX, which is short for Manufacturer-Distributor Idea Exchange, is the signature formal fast-networking event held at the PTDA annual meeting. Traditionally, MD-IDEX is an appointment-only event with tabletop-only product displays.

What’s the NIBA Expo?

The Expo is NIBA’s traditional trade show which allows product demonstrations, booth backdrops and other marketing material displays.

What is the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo?

In 2017, this event will blend both the MD-IDEX style of appointment-only fast networking with the NIBA Expo style of traditional trade show displays. The room will be open to all attendees between the hours of 8:30 am–3:00 pm to browse through all exhibits. All pre-scheduled twenty-minute MD-IDEX appointments will be conducted in the morning hours between 8:30 am–12:00 pm.

Are NIBA members allowed to schedule appointments during MD-IDEX?

Yes. Both NIBA and PTDA members may schedule appointments with members of either association using the designated online scheduling software during the allotted scheduling timeframe. Please carefully read the scheduling policies for dates, deadlines and tutorial opportunities.

Are PTDA members allowed to bring products and set up displays?

Yes. Both NIBA and PTDA members will be allowed to bring products and set up displays during the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo. Please see the policies for what is allowed.

How does my company secure a booth?

Complete the reservation form and submit it along with payment in full to either NIBA or PTDA. Payment must be included before a booth will be assigned. All reservations are date and time stamped for the booth placement selection process. See the policies for more information.

What is the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo setup?

Every registered (and paid) exhibitor will be assigned one 8’ by 15’ booth with two 6’ skirted tables - one to be used for appointments with distributors. Each exhibitor is allowed to decorate their booth space to meet their needs within the exhibitor guidelines provided. Booths are assigned first-come/first-served, based on the date and time stamp of the booth application and processed payment.

I read all of the policies and I still have a few questions. Who do I contact?

Contact information for both NIBA and PTDA are included at the bottom of the booth reservation form.

Schedule

Friday, September 29 3:30 pm- 7:30 pm Exhibitor set-up/move-in (security provided) Saturday, September 30 6:00
Friday, September 29
3:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Exhibitor set-up/move-in
(security provided)
Saturday, September 30
6:00 am- 7:30 am
7:30 am- 8:30 am
8:30 am- 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Exhibitor set-up/move-in
Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Breakfast
Joint MD-IDEX/Expo with scheduled
appointments from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Lunch
Exhibitor move-out
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Policies

Participation Only employees of NIBA or PTDA member companies and qualified prospects can attend the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit and participate in the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo. All participants at the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo must be registered for the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit and have an official Joint Industry Summit badge. Badges are non-transferable. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the exposition space at any time.

Qualified Exhibitors

• PTDA Manufacturer Member Companies

• PTDA Associate Member Companies*: No power transmission product samples may be displayed.

• NIBA Belting Manufacturer: A substantial portion of its business activity is the manufacture of conveyor and flat power transmission belting for sale primarily to distributors/fabricators.

• NIBA Component Manufacturer: Is engaged in the manufacture of material, parts, machinery, or equipment that comes in contact with or enhances/changes belts, for sale primarily to distributors/ fabricators.

NIBA Distributor/Fabricator: Qualified distributor/fabricator members may participate in the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo upon validation that 65 percent of their total sales are to distribution (not sold to end users, OEMs). To qualify, a distributor must provide sales company data to an independent third-party for confidential validation.

NIBA Affiliate Members*

*Exhibitors marked with an asterisk are NOT eligible to participate in MD- IDEX scheduled appointments.

All exhibitors must have at least one executive at the national decision- making level at the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo booth during the MD-IDEX Scheduled Appointment time.

MD-IDEX Scheduled Appointments MD-IDEX appointments are scheduled in advance on a first-come, first- served basis using an online appointment scheduling software. First, distributors are allowed to schedule appointments with exhibitors. Then, exhibitors are allowed to schedule appointments with distributors in any remaining time slots. On the day of the event, the 2017 MD-IDEX appointment schedule is as follows:

8:30 am-8:50 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

8:50 am-9:10 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

9:10 am-9:30 am

Exhibitor scheduled appointment

9:30 am-9:50 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

9:50 am-10:10 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

10:10 am-10:40 am

Networking break— no scheduled appointments

10:40 am-11:00 am

Exhibitor scheduled appointment

11:00 am-11:20 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

11:20 am-11:40 am

Distributor scheduled appointment

11:40 am-12:00 pm

Exhibitor scheduled appointment

Distributor scheduled appointments:

• All PTDA Distributor Members and NIBA Distributor/Fabricator Members may participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process. To participate, members must be registered for the NIBA/ PTDA Joint Industry Summit and paid in full.

• A single MD-IDEX contact person must be provided by August 1, 2017, for each distributor company wishing to participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process. This contact person will receive the user name, password and additional information needed to schedule appointments on behalf of his/her company. Distributor companies may provide more than one contact in order to access additional appointment slots and will be designated by the company name and a number (e.g., Company 1, Company 2).

• Should a distributor not wish to participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process, notification must be provided in

writing to ptda@ptda.org or staff@niba.org no later than July 14,

2017.

• The online appointment scheduler will be available to distributors beginning at 10:00 am Central on August 3 and close at 5:00 pm Central on August 17.

Exhibitor scheduled appointments:

Only confirmed Joint MD-IDEX/Expo exhibitors (PTDA Manufacturer Members, NIBA Belting Manufacturers, NIBA Component Manufacturers and NIBA qualified Distributor/Fabricator members) may participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process.

• An MD-IDEX contact person must be provided by August 1, 2017, for each exhibitor wishing to participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process. This contact person will receive the user name, password and additional information needed to schedule appointments. One set of appointments may be scheduled for each booth reserved.

• Should an exhibitor not wish to participate in the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process, notification must be provided in

writing to ptda@ptda.org or staff@niba.org no later than July 14,

2017.

• The online appointment scheduler will be available beginning at 10:00 am Central on August 29 and close at 5:00 pm Central on September 12.

Booth Reservations and Deadlines Joint MD-IDEX/Expo booths must be reserved by June 30, 2017, using the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Booth Reservation Form. Reservations may be made with either NIBA or PTDA headquarters. Reservations received after June 30, 2017, will be accepted on an as-available basis and may not be included in the pre-Joint Industry Summit promotions. Each exhibitor may only reserve one booth space prior to the June 30, 2017, deadline. Should there be unsold booth spaces on July 14, those exhibitors indicating on their reservation form that they would like to be considered for an additional booth will be entered into a random drawing. Those selected in the random drawing for an additional booth will be notified of the opportunity by July 14. Confirmation of the additional booth and payment for the booth must be received by July 21 to secure the additional booth.

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NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit | Joint MD-IDEX/Expo | September 30, 2017

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Policies (Continued)

Booth Cancellations Booth reservations cancelled in writing prior to June 30, 2017, will receive a full refund less a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after June 30, 2017.

Booth Space Assignments All booth assignments will be made after the June 30, 2017, registration deadline. Every effort will be made to keep competitors as widely spaced as possible. All booth reservations will be time and date stamped as they are received by the respective associations and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Two PTDA and two NIBA representatives will meet to assign booth spaces the last week of July. Each association will take turns (coin toss to determine who goes first) choosing booth spaces for their respective members. Confirmations will be sent to exhibitors following this process.

Booth Contents Each booth reservation fee provides for a single 8’ deep by 15’ wide pipe and draped space containing two 6’ skirted banquet tables, five chairs and a wastebasket. Standard hotel carpeting and an identification sign will be provided.

Exhibitor Materials All displays, signs and product samples must fit within the 8’ by 15’ booth perimeter. Nothing in the booth shall exceed 8’ in height. Nothing may be affixed to the back or side drapes or to the table. No signs, banners or other corporate promotional items may be posted or distributed outside of the booth or anywhere in the hotel except as authorized as sponsorships. Volume on any electronic devices must be kept at reasonable levels.

Permitted:

• Product samples

• Promotional items

• Tablecloths

• Literature racks

• Pop-up, backdrop, banner stands, portable booth or other table-top displays

• Floor-mounted exhibit displays

• Product display stands

Not permitted:

• Live, running product demonstrations of any kind

Raffles, lotteries or other high value prize offers

• Costumes, guest appearances or other gimmicks

Set Up and Tear Down

• Set up begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, September 29. Access to the hall is not available prior to this time.

• Set up must be completed by 7:30 am on Saturday, September 30. All booths will be inspected for compliance with Joint MD-IDEX/Expo policies. No additional materials may be brought into the exhibition hall after 7:30 am.

• All booths must be dismantled and removed by 6:00 pm on Saturday, September 30.

Electricity/Internet/Equipment Electricity of 20 amps, power strips, extension cords, Internet service and some audio-visual equipment may be ordered through the hotel/general service contractors. Other equipment, special carpeting and any set-up assistance can be ordered through the general service contractor. Pricing and forms will be available in late July.

Material Transport There are multiple options for shipping materials to and from the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo. Exhibitors with large crates or display cases are required to ship through the general service contractor. The hotel will not accept delivery of freight. Charges apply to all shipments, both to and from, whether the hotel or general services contractor’s shipping services is used. Any shipment directly to an individual’s hotel room will incur a handling charge. Details will be provided with the exhibitor kit provided upon confirmed booth reservation.

Association Promotions All confirmed exhibitors, regardless of association affiliation, will be promoted in materials provided as part of the MD-IDEX appointment scheduling process and in the Exhibitor Directory (distributed at the NIBA/ PTDA Joint Industry Summit).

Limits to Liability

• Neither NIBA nor PTDA shall be liable to Joint MD-IDEX/Expo exhibitors and participants for damage or loss of property through fire, accident or any other cause.

• Neither NIBA nor PTDA shall be liable to Joint MD-IDEX/Expo exhibitors or participants, their employees or guests, for personal injury resulting in any way from the products displayed at the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo event. Booth exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless NIBA and PTDA and their members, officers, directors, employees and contractors from all such claims.

directors, employees and contractors from all such claims. NIBA–The Belting Association 6737 W Washington St, Suite

NIBA–The Belting Association 6737 W Washington St, Suite 4210 Milwaukee, WI 53214

+1.414.389.8606

staff@niba.org

4210 Milwaukee, WI 53214 +1.414.389.8606 staff@niba.org Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) 230 W.

Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) 230 W. Monroe St, Suite 1410 Chicago, IL 60606

+1.312.516.2100

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Payment MUST be received along with this form before booth space can be assigned

Company Name

Company Name Sign (exactly as it should appear on promotional materials/signage)

Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Contact (will receive all communications and will be listed online)

Name

Title

Phone

E-mail

Booth Placement

Booths will be assigned after June 30, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time-stamped booth application and payment received. NIBA & PTDA will make every effort to ensure that your booth is not located next to your specified top competitor, but cannot guarantee distance between competitors.

Single biggest competitor

Request placement next to following company

(optional)

Exhibitor Profile Information Increase your appeal to potential distributors in target regions or market segments with your free exhibitor profile. Information on your products, market focus and regions for expansion will be:

Sent to all NIBA & PTDA distributor members before the appointment scheduling process begins on August 3.

Published on the NIBAPTDA.org website.

Distributed on-site to all NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit attendees.

Vertical Market Specialties

(markets your products are designed for or used in; maximum of 75 words)

Unique Products/Services

(maximum of 75 words)

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Product Categories

Please provide your product category(ies):

Power Transmission Products

Belting & Conveyor Products

o

Adjustable/Variable Speed Drives

o

Lightweight Conveyor Belt

o

Bearings

o

Heavyweight Conveyor Belt

o

Belt Drives

o

Plastic Modular Belting/Sprockets

o

Chain Drives

o

Wire Belting

o

Clutches & Brakes

o

Nylon Core Belting

o

Motor/Motion Control

o

Timing Belts/V-Belts

o

Conveyors & Material Handling

o

Urethane Round/Flat Belt

Components

o

Urethane Steel/Kevlar Timing Belts

o

Shaft Couplings & U-Joints

o

Mechanical Fasteners (Belt Lacing)

o

Hydraulics & Pneumatics

o

Monolithic Belting

o

Gearing

o

Conveyor Systems

o

Motors

o

Value Added Belting (Cleats,

o

Industrial Specialty Chemicals

V-guides, Sidewalls)

o

Linear Motion Components

o

Plastic & Steel Table Top Chain

o

Pumps

o

Hydraulic Hose and Fittings

o

PT Accessories

o

Rubber Gaskets

 

o

Metal /Plastic Rollers

o

Miscellaneous Products

Seeking to Expand Distribution Network?

o YES

o NO

If yes, select target regions: (check all that apply)

North America

o

US (all regions)

o

US-Northeast

(CT,DE,MA,MD,ME,NH,NJ,NY,PA,RI,VT)

o

US-Southeast

(AL,DC,FL,GA,KY,MS,NC,SC,TN,VA,WV)

o

US-Midwest

(IA,IL,IN,KS,MI,MN,MO,ND,NE,OH,SD,WI)

o

US-Southwest (AR,LA,NM,OK,TX)

o

US-Northwest (AK,ID,MT,OR,WA)

o

US-West (AZ,CA,CO,HI,NV,UT,WY)

Outside North America

o Canada (all regions)

o

Canada-East

(Quebec, Maritimes)

o

Canada-Ontario

o

Canada-Central

(Prairies)

o

Canada-West

(BC, Alberta)

o Mexico

o

Central America

o

Africa

o

South America

o

Asia-China

o

Europe-Western

o

Asia-India

o

Europe-Eastern/

o

Asia-Other

o

Former Soviet Union

o

Australia/New Zealand

The Joint MD-IDEX/Expo fee includes:

Carpeted 8’ by 15’ booth with 8’ high back and 3’ high side drapes

• Two 6’ skirted tables, company identification sign, wastebasket and chairs

• Opportunity to participate in the online appointment scheduler where distributors can pre-schedule appointments with exhibitors and exhibitors can pre-schedule appointments with distributors

• Detailed exhibitor profile published in promotional material, in the online appointment scheduler and on-site at the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

• Promotions to all distributor members in advance of the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit

• Free electronic mailing list of distributor attendees to promote participation in the Joint MD-IDEX/Expo

Reservation Fee

US $900

o

Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Booth Reservation Fee (one 8’x15’ booth)

o

I AM INTERESTED IN A SECOND BOOTH I understand if there are still booth spaces available after the June 30, 2017, deadline, I will be placed in a random drawing and will be notified on or after July 14, 2017, if a second booth will be available to my company. To accept and reserve this second booth space, payment must be provided by July 21, 2017.

Payment Options

o

I have enclosed a check for US$

o

I will pay by electronic wire transfer; please provide bank details (NIBA only)

o

Charge my credit card for US$

o Amex

o MasterCard

Card #

Exp. Date Security Code

Cardholder Name

Signature

Billing Address

Street

City/State/Province

ZIP/Postal Code/Country

o Visa o Discover (NIBA only)

Return both pages of this form with your payment no later than June 30, 2017, to:

PTDA 230 W Monroe St, Ste 1410 Chicago, IL 60606-4703

+1.312.516.2100

Fax: +1.312.516.2101

Email: kbutler@ptda.org

or

NIBA-The Belting Association 6737 W Washington St, Ste 4210 Milwaukee, WI 53214

+1.414.389.8606

Fax: +1.414.276.7704

Email: staff@niba.org

Forms will be accepted beginning 10:00 am Central, March 1, 2017, and will be time- stamped to record date and time of receipt as long as payment is also included.

Forms are not date/ time-stamped until payment is also received

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Deadline for sponsorship reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017 NIBA -The Belting Association and PTDA (Power
Deadline for sponsorship reservations: Friday, June 30, 2017
NIBA -The Belting Association and PTDA (Power Transmission Distributors Association) are joining forces to
offer you a one-time opportunity to network and do business with double the number of channel partners.
Maximize this opportunity by becoming an event sponsor!
Build your company’s name recognition:
• Maximize your marketing reach in front of over 1,000 decision makers
• Differentiate your company from the competition
• Show support for your association
As a sponsor of the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit—with expected attendance of more than 1,000
industry executives with decision-making authority—you can capture the attention of your current and
potential customers. The NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit will be attended by those seeking to expand
their businesses and enjoy personal growth through leading-edge educational sessions and interactive
networking opportunities.
All sponsorships are available to all NIBA & PTDA members and will be recognized on the NIBA/PTDA Joint
Industry Summit website and in NIBA & PTDA publications. Signage with all sponsors will be placed in the
conference registration area.

Reserve your sponsorship by June 30, 2017 to capitalize on all the benefits of a sponsorship

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FAQs

Does my sponsorship fee pay for the entire cost of the event I’m sponsoring? No. Sponsorship fees do not cover the entire cost of the event. The fee helps your association offset the event costs.

Why are there limits on the number of sponsors for an event? For example, ten sponsorships are being offered for the Joint Closing Reception & Dinner. If there are too many sponsors, the sponsorship becomes “watered down.” It becomes difficult for a company logo to stand out amongst the crowd if there are too many logos in one place.

Is there any way to know if a sponsorship is sold before I send in my form? Sold sponsorships will be updated weekly on the NIBA/PTDA Joint Industry Summit website page (NIBAPTDA.org). Sponsorships are sold on a first-come/first-served basis when the sponsorship is paid in full. A list of comparable alternatives will be provided should a company’s first choice no longer be available.

Can I sponsor something that’s not listed on the form? The only sponsorships available are those listed on the Sponsorship Opportunities form. These sponsorships have been

What does it mean when it says there are “exclusive” sponsorships? What if I want to sponsor that event but don’t want to be the exclusive sponsor? There is a grace period in which anyone wishing to be an exclusive sponsor has the opportunity to do so. Sponsorships go on sale March 1, 2017, 10:00 am Central. Members will have until March 31, 2017, to decide if they would like to be the exclusive sponsor (but act fast as it is first-come, first-served!). After March 31, the sponsorship is no longer offered at the exclusive level. Only three sponsorships are offered at the exclusive level – the Joint Welcome Reception, the Joint Welcome Breakfast and the Joint IML (Inspire. Motivate. Lead.) Talks. These three events have traditionally been the most popular to sponsor.

reviewed and approved by each association’s leadership. I read all of the policies and still have questions. Who can I contact? Contact information for each association is included at the bottom of the Sponsorship Application form.

Policies

The following policies govern sponsorships during events and apply to all NIBA & PTDA members:

• All current NIBA & PTDA member companies will be presented with

of collateral materials at a sponsored event or sponsor-provided signage, are not allowed.

• Only golf contest sponsors will be allowed to contribute to the Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) Golf Outing “goodie” bag. Giveaways will not be allowed on the golf course. Items must be shipped to the golf course ahead of time to be included in the “goodie” bag. Sponsors will not be allowed to sit at their sponsored hole.

• A $1,000 room drop surcharge, in addition to hotel charges, will apply to companies that desire a hotel room drop. Only sponsors are allowed to take advantage of a room drop opportunity.

Unless otherwise specified in the description of the sponsorship, sponsorship does not include a speaking opportunity or distribution of material from the sponsor.

• Sponsorship fees are non-refundable after June 30, 2017.

a program of sponsorship opportunities by March 1, 2017.

Privileges and benefits of sponsorship (including recognition) as well as sponsorship fees will be outlined in the event’s

sponsorship program. To fully participate in the privileges and benefits, a deadline is set in advance. For this event, the deadline

is June 30, 2017. While sponsorships may still be secured once

the deadline has passed, there may be privileges and benefits that are no longer included.

• A company may be the exclusive sponsor of an event by (1) securing the sponsorship by paying the Exclusive Sponsorship fee (if one is listed in the package) or by (2) purchasing all of the partial sponsorship opportunities available for that event (e.g., if the sponsorship is offered as $250 with a limit of 5 sponsors, one company can secure an exclusive sponsorship by purchasing all 5 slots for $1,250).

• Sponsorships with exclusive opportunities must be purchased by March 31, 2017.

Sponsorships will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 1, 2017, 10:00 am Central. Sponsorships will be considered “sold” when the sponsorship application has been signed and payment has been received. NIBA/PTDA cannot guarantee sponsorship selection until payment has been made. A list of comparable alternatives will be provided should a company’s first choice no longer be available.

• Only those sponsorship privileges stated in the event’s sponsorship program are authorized—other promotions, such as distribution

NIBA & PTDA reserve the right to:

• Deny sponsorship opportunities to a vendor or business (including members) of any event or activity that is contrary to the respective association’s mission and purposes or that competes with a product or service of the association.

• Decline or remove any material that it deems to be defamatory, infringes on another’s personal and property rights, or violates antitrust laws or other laws.

Alter or substitute privileges and benefits of sponsorship as may be needed due to programmatic changes.

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Cost per
Additional
Sponsorship
of
Sponsor
Recognition
Sponsors
Joint Welcome Reception
$20,000
1
(Must be purchased by March 31, 2017)
Signage at function and verbal acknowledgement
during Joint Opening Remarks
Joint Welcome Breakfast
$15,000
1
(Must be purchased by March 31, 2017)
Signage at function and verbal acknowledgement
during Joint Opening Remarks
Signage at function, verbal acknowledgement
Joint IML Talks
$10,000
1
(Must be purchased by March 31, 2017)
at function and the opportunity to present the
scripted introduction of the speakers
Joint Convention Area Wi-Fi
$15,000
1
Company name as password
Joint Hotel Room Keycard
$5,000
2
Logo on key cards
Joint Guidebook Meeting App
$5,000
1
Logo on meeting app
Joint Mobile Device Charging Station
$3,000
2
Logo on charging station
Joint Welcome Reception
$1,500
10
Signage at function
(Available after March 31, 2017, if no exclusive sponsor)
Joint Welcome Breakfast
$1,500
10
Signage at function
(Available after March 31, 2017, if no exclusive sponsor)
Joint IML Talks
$1,500
6
Signage at function
(Available after March 31, 2017, if no exclusive sponsor)
Joint Daily Email
$1,500
4
Logo on daily email
Signage at function, verbal acknowledgement
Joint IML Deeper Dive Sessions
$1,500
6
at function and the opportunity to present the
scripted introduction of the speakers
Joint MD-IDEX/Expo Lunch
$1,500
6
Signage at function
Joint Closing Reception & Dinner
$1,500
10
Signage at function
Joint Next Gen After Party
$1,000
6
Signage at function
NIBA New Member Reception
$750
3
Signage at function
PTDA First Timer Event
$750
3
Signage at function
EXCLUSIVE

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Industrial Careers Pathway ® (ICP) is industrial distribution’s investment in its future workforce. Its mission is to meet the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce, today and tomorrow.

 

Cost per

Sponsor

Total No.

Additional

Recognition

Sponsorship

of

Sponsors

Hole in One Contest

$1,500

2

Signage at the tee, option to donate to goodie bag

(one on each course)

Closest to the Pin Contest

$1,000

2

Signage at the tee, option to donate to goodie bag

(one on each course)

Longest Drive Contest

$1,000

2

Signage at the tee, option to donate to goodie bag

(one on each course)

Straightest Drive Contest

$1,000

2

Signage at the tee, option to donate to goodie bag

(one on each course)

Longest Putt Contest

$1,000

2

Signage at the tee, option to donate to goodie bag

(one on each course)

Hole Only

$500

26

Signage at the tee

(13 on each course)

Breakfast before Outing

$1,000

2

Signage at the function

(grab-and-go at hotel)

Lunch during Outing

$1,000

2

Signage at the function

(one on each course)

Beverage Service

$1,000

4

Signage at beverage stations

(two on each course)

Players’ Carts

$1,000

2

Signage on player’s carts

(one sponsor for each course)

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Company Name

Contact Name

Contact E-mail

Contact Phone Number

Sponsorship Request: Please indicate which sponsorship you are requesting by checking the box next to the sponsorship(s) requested on the enclosed Sponsorship Opportunities form. There is no limit to the number of sponsorships each NIBA or PTDA member may reserve. If the sponsorship you request is no longer available, you will be contacted by NIBA or PTDA’s staff regarding alternate choices.

Commitment Agreement: I have read the sponsorship policies. I understand sponsorships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis based on the receipt of full payment of the sponsorship fee and that sponsorships are non-refundable after June 30, 2017.

Signature

Date

Payment Information

I have enclosed a check for US$

Please charge US$

I will pay by wire transfer, please send bank details (NIBA only)

to my

VISA

MasterCard

American Express Discover (NIBA only)

Card No.

Security Code

Exp. Date

Cardholder Name

Cardholder Address

Cardholder Signature

Your sponsorship is not reserved or confirmed until signed Sponsorship Application, payment and Sponsorship Opportunities page is received by NIBA or PTDA. Upon receipt of application and payment in full, you will receive an e-mail confirming your sponsorship. Please return a copy of this form with payment and the Sponsorship Opportunities page with your choices checked as soon as possible but before June 30, 2017, to NIBA at staff@niba.org (mailing address is 6737 W. Washington St, Ste 4210, Milwaukee, WI 53214) or PTDA at kbutler@ptda.org (mailing address is 230 W. Monroe, Ste 1410, Chicago, IL 60606).

A Publication of NIBA–The Belting Association 2017 NIBA Directory T hanks to all the NIBA

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2017 NIBA Directory
2017 NIBA Directory

T hanks to all the NIBA member companies who renewed their dues in 2017, and a warm welcome to the new members!

The NIBA Membership Committee has been hard at work making sure everyone renewed in time for the 2017 Directory. Members will receive their printed copy in the mail soon. Please take a moment to look over your listing and let the office know if you have any changes for the 2018 edition.

Members can access the directory in a variety of ways - choose the one that best fits your needs.

Visit niba.org/members/directory to find:

Online Directory – login to the NIBA website to access this fully searchable version of the database. Continuously updated, this is the most up to date information available.

Export a Spreadsheet – the online directory also offers the ability to download a .xlsx version of all information in the directory.

a .xlsx version of all information in the directory. NIBA Directory 2017 NIBA Directory Download the
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Download the PDF – the best option for viewing the directory on your tablet.

Hardcopy Directory – additional copies of the directory are available for $25 each.

NIBA TECHNICAL SEMINAR:

Key Principles & Belting Practices of Lightweight Belting

April 18-19, 2017 | Grand Rapids, MI

NIBA’s Lightweight Belting Basics Course gives new employees, or those new to lightweight belting, the opportunity to learn the basics in a focused, two- day setting. Attendees will learn about fabrics, weaves, types of lightweight belts, profiles of lightweight belts, various additives, standards, and accessories such as glides, sidewalls and cleats as well as common failures. Also, attendees benefit from Q&A with top industry professionals.

Instructors:

Steve Fournier, Apache Inc Mike Francis, Dunham Rubber Mike VandenAkker, Sparks

Inc Mike Francis, Dunham Rubber Mike VandenAkker, Sparks REGISTER TODAY! Go to www.niba.org Plan now for

REGISTER TODAY!

Go to www.niba.org

Plan now for your employees to attend this Lightweight training opportunity.

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Visit to the White House to Witness the Repeal of the Stream Protection Rule

From John Hardison, General Manager, Murray Energy/Mon Valley

O n Wednesday, February 15, 2017 I received an invitation from my employer (Murray Energy) to attend a very important signing to

lift a crippling sanction to the mining industry. With several years in the vulcanizing industry (over two years as the internal conveyor and vulcanizing group with Murray Energy) I would not have imagined that my trade as a vulcanizer would provide me with an opportunity to walk up the steps and enter the white house.

Mr. Murray has been our country’s biggest advocate towards the preservation of the coal mining industry and the main reason for the invite from the president of the United States. Talking to senators, representa- tives of the white house and ultimately the president was a rare and rewarding circumstance for me.

My fondest memory was that of standing in the oval office and reviewing in my mind the historical sig- nificance of all that had transpired there throughout our nation’s history. I may have been the first to at- tend the white house in mine boots, coveralls and a hard hat and if not I am going to believe it to be so any way!

The vulcanizing craft and coal mining industry has provided me with many opportunities profession- ally and personally for my family. It is a privilege to share a snap shot of my experience with NIBA- The Belting Association.

Sincerely,

John Hardison

General Manager

Murray Energy/

Mon Valley

Belting Association. Sincerely, John Hardison General Manager Murray Energy/ Mon Valley Belt Line – March 2017
Belting Association. Sincerely, John Hardison General Manager Murray Energy/ Mon Valley Belt Line – March 2017
Belting Association. Sincerely, John Hardison General Manager Murray Energy/ Mon Valley Belt Line – March 2017
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Releases to staff@niba.org or fill out the form
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New Facilities

Nitta Corporation of America is proud to announce completion of its 50,000-square-foot facility expansion, as of February 2017. The expansion, for which groundbreaking took place last March, increases the size of NCA’s Suwanee, Georgia factory by more than half, combining with the original 85,000-square-foot section for a total of approximately 135,000 square feet of available space. The additional space will be utilized for increased manufacturing capacity for Nitta’s PolyBelt nylon core and PolySprint finger-splice product lines, expansion of NCA’s conveyor belt fabrication capabilities, and an elevated office area for overseeing operations throughout the facility. 15 to 20 employees will be added to NCA’s staff in 2017 to fill the new production jobs this will generate. Nitta Corporation of America is very excited about this expansion and what it means to the growth of the company, as well as the future of Nitta worldwide. An open house is set for the week of July 10th, once all equipment is expected to be in place and operational, and invitations will be issued in the coming months to select distributors and end users of Nitta belting products.

select distributors and end users of Nitta belting products. Interior view of Nitta Corporation of America’s

Interior view of Nitta Corporation of America’s completed 50,000-square-foot facility expansion.

New Products

American Biltrite has important stock additions, new gauge sizes being released, and a new addition to our skirtboard.

We are transferring inventory of slabs to many of our US warehouses for convenient shipping and/or pick up as

needed. We stock the most popular two gauges; 1 1/2”and 2” inches thick and now our AB 275 70 Durometer Neoprene

is available in 36” x 36” slabs! Due to popular demand, we

will also be placing our IM 75 1/8” x 48” FKM product in many US locations for you as well. Our new gauge sizes will include 1/16”, 3/16”, and 1/4”. Watch for our product release in mid-March. Stock for our new sizes will be in six warehouses in the US because no one serves the market better than American Biltrite! Introducing the newest addition to the ultimate conveyor containment family, the IM-I66 Beveled Skirtboard. Our trusted IM-I66 skirtboard now has a 45° beveled edge that conforms to the troughing angle of the belt, maximizing protection from edge spills. This is the optimum solution for fine particle discharge management.

ASGCO® is pleased to introduce VUL-CON™ Vulcanizing Press. ASGCO®’s VUL-CON™ Vulcanizing Presses are light weight, durable and versatile with complete availability of

coverage for all splice lengths, fabric ply or steel cord. Our conveyor belt splicing presses are easy to set-up and operate and easy to maintain. VUL-CON™ Vulcanizing Presses are made of high grade aluminum platens and beams to provide maximum tensile and bending strength with minimum weight. All VUL-CON™ Vulcanizing Presses provide uniform temperature and pressure required to vulcanize a wide array of conveyor belts. We manufacture to all sizes and have a stock of the more traditional sizes used in the industry. The harsh demands of the quarry and aggregate industry can cause serious damage to vibratory screens. To prevent abusive material and conditions from hindering the productivity of quarry operations, ASGCO® has expanded the use of their Cast Urethane products to include screen wear parts. All of our urethane wear products are cast from our exclusive ASGCO-thane™ polyurethane compound with

a durometer of 80/85, along with steel backing plate for extra

added support. Screen Feed Box Liners are patterned for a direct replacement of the current liner configuration being used, or depending on the wear characteristics change the layout for maximum wear life. Liners have the ability to have various sized and shaped ceramics inserted to increase the longevity of the liner. Screen Side Wear Liners are boxed in with mild steel or hard plate to prevent premature edge wear or damage. Bolt patterns, sizes, and thicknesses are fully customizable to increase the wear life for your operation. In house engineered to allow for an ease in duplicity.

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ASGCO® Urethane Canoe Liners are engineered to absorb impact and abrasion in all types of material transfer operations. Our Urethane Canoe Liners are made from our exclusive urethane compound with a durometer of 80/85, along with steel backing plate for extra added support. These type of liners are very effective, especially where material is being bulk loaded to help control leakage in and around load zone areas. ASGCO® Urethane Canoe Liners are a key solution in decreasing downtime and increasing production due to spillage, while maintaining a safe working environment.

Interroll, supplier of material handling equipment and systems, presented its latest lineup of hygienic, energy-saving solutions for the food industry to meat and poultry processing professionals at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta at the end of January 2017. Among the products on display was the Interroll Drum Motor, which helps meat and poultry processing companies avoid costly recalls due to food contamination.

Unlike traditional gear motors and other types of motors, the Interroll Drum Motor was designed in strict accordance with USDA, FDA and NSF guidelines. Compatible with virtually every belt, the Interroll Drum Motor is simply the most hygienic and energy efficient belt drive on the market.

Shingle has added Polyflex 25SCR-CT to its Polyflex line. 25SCR-CT is a center reinforced TPU belt with the Cone Top profile. It is ideal for slicers and product transfers where an aggressive surface is required. Shingle is re-introducing Polyflex 20SR Blue and 20SR-LD Blue to its very successful line of SR belting. Both are bottom reinforced belts to limit stretch and decrease the COF. 20SR-LD Blue is designed for applications where small pulleys are involved.

Flexco recently announced the release of its Standard Urethane Skirting, a welcome addition to its line of skirting systems. The new skirting provides a topclass urethane sealing option to go along with existing Flexco products. The Novitool® Aero® Splice Press from Flexco now offers a roller fixture slider accessory to simplify positioning of the top press beam before and after a splice is performed.

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Rulmeca Corporation is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team. Jason Meyer has been appointed Product Manager for Rulmeca Corporation in Wilmington, NC. Jason’s experience and knowledge will help Rulmeca Corporation further support our customers in the unit handling industry.

Flexco is proud to announce the promotion of Kevin Fales to Product Manager. As Product Manager, Kevin manages the belt conveyor products (BCP) line, providing product development and engineering with guidance on market requirements for both new product concepts and existing products. He also leads the development of technical and promotional literature supporting the BCP line.

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Tribute, Inc. welcomes NIBA members, Chiorino and Voss Belting, into the Tribute family by investing in our flagship product, TrulinX, aimed at the rubber product & belting distribution industry. Tribute also congratulates NIBA Membership Chair and President of Accurate Industrial, Glenn Siemer, on a successful transition from their legacy software to TrulinX at the end of 2016. We look forward to a mutually productive partnership that will enhance both organizations. For more information about TrulinX, visit www.tribute.com or call 800-874-2883.

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions (IBS), a leading producer of industrial blades and knives, recently received ISO 9001:2015 standards certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This certification recognized the company’s ability to meet or exceed the most current, world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. Following an audit by the organization across all departments including manufacturing, purchasing, quality control and inspection, logistics, sales, and customer service, Hyde IBS became one of the first industrial blade manufacturers to achieve the new standard. The company previously had been certified as an ISO 9001:2008 operation. ISO 9001 standards were first published in 1987. “This designation underscores Hyde’s and its employees’ dedication to delivering the best products and services day-in and day-out,” stated Rob Scoble, President, The Hyde Group. “The certification also demonstrates our ability to consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements while striving for constant improvements throughout the company.”

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Aarubco Rubber Company Inc. a New Jersey manufacturer of specialty belting proudly celebrates 50 years doing business. As a member of NIBA for 18 years Aarubco looks to share its knowledge & experience as a leader in seamless covered beating with its membered distributors. We are a second generation company with a third on board. Our success and longevity has been the result of the talented and motivated employees that provide the highest quality product in the industry. We take great pride in our staff teaming and with our NIBA membership as we look forward to the future!

Rulmeca Corporation is proud to announce the NSF/ANSI 3-A 14159-1 - 2014 certification for their unit handling family of motorized pulleys. Rulmeca Motorized Pulleys in 80LS, 113LS, 138LS and 165LS assembled in Wilmington NC now have the option of coming with the NSF stamp for NSF/ANSI 3-A 14159-1 - 2014. Please contact us for more information at sales-us@rulmeca.com or 910-794-9294.

BMG Conveyor Services, a veteran leader in conveyor belt installation, sales and services in North, Central and South America, has officially rebranded to Davis Industrial. President and CEO Stephenie Davis said, “In order for future growth, we had to look longer term and develop a brand that we can grow into over the next few years.” Davis Industrial also launched a new website that features broader services for everything related to conveyors. Davis Industrial will continue providing mission critical service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more information, please visit

www.conveyors247.com.

Brendma Australia Pty Ltd would like to notify NIBA members of its new trading name. Effective immediately we will now be known as BMA Belting Australia. Please see the new 2017 membership directory for more details.

Flexco is proud to announce that it has been selected as one the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the country by The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) for the second straight year. Flexco locations in Downers Grove, Ill., Woodridge, Ill., and Grand Rapids, Mich. were included in the award selection.

Sempertrans, conveyor belt segment of Semperit Group, along with strategic partner Shaw Almex Industries Ltd., a leading provider of industrial and vulcanisation presses, stepped up activities with a formalized agreement to operate the Semperit-owned entity, Sempertrans USA LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Sempertrans’ belt design and manufacturing expertise, enhanced by the Almex technical and infrastructure knowledge and access to the North American market will be supported by cooperation with selected distributors. Sempertrans USA offers high-performance, heavy-duty, textile and steel-reinforced conveyor belts with applications in mining, steel, cement, power plants and transport. Sales representatives and application engineering strategically located throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

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